Undergraduate College Commencement Ceremony

DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017 **TICKETED EVENT**
10AM (Doors open at 9AM)
Students arrive for check-in at 9am and report to Student Center at Mariners Church.
NOTE: The Main Entrance to the Worship Center has been redirected for this event to the side entrance by the Cafe and Bookstore.  Guests with WRISTBANDS will be seated inside the main worship area. Be prepared to show your wristband to the usher for entry.


MARINERS CHURCH: 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA 92603
Directions from Google Maps
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Program and Speakers

Commencement Program: the ceremony will be approximately 2 hours
Commencement Speaker
: Dr. Chip Espinoza 
Commencement Undergraduate Student Speaker
: Jared-Sam Agtunong


E-Tickets are required at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Graduates must register for the tickets by April 20, 2017.  To reserve your tickets please visit www.vanguard.edu/commencement/ticketing for more information. Guests without a ticket are welcome to view the ceremony from one of the overflow areas at Mariners Church or via the webcast at www.vanguard.edu/live. Children under the age of 2 require at ticket.

Mariners Church

Graduation is held at the Mariners Church Worship Center, a beautiful indoor venue located just minutes from the Vanguard University campus. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating and to avoid traffic congestion exiting the 73 Freeway.

The Worship Center at Mariners Church is handicap accessible and seating is available. For questions regarding seating or accessibility, please call (714) 966-5441.

The Global Café at Mariner’s Church will be open on Friday from 9AM-7:30PM featuring a breakfast fare of pastries, fruit, a parfait, and oatmeal plus the Barista Coffee Station. The Bookstore kiosk will open before and after the ceremony for any last minute gift needs. Please enjoy the convenience of these establishments at this venue.

No food or drinks will be allowed inside the actual Worship Center.

Flowers will be sold on site before and after the Commencement ceremony. Proceeds go toward Vanguard University missions teams.

Graduate Dress Attire

For information regarding dress attire for this event, please click here.

Local Hotels

Click here to view some hotels in the area.

Commencement Information Office
(714) 966-5485 | commencement@vanguard.edu

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